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TOO FUNNY! All Net Neutrality does is keep the Internet AS IS! What Conservatives and their Corporate owners wanted to do was change the internet to be "better for those that have the money!" As someone who has both the money, and the experience of working in the Internet space since 2000, STOP buying the funded hype of the Conservative positional media! The reason the Internet has been so successful is a start up has just as much access to bandwidth and people as Amazon or Google! Conservatives wanted to turn the Internet model into the Walmart model, destruction of Mom and Pop small business for the benefit of the monopoly!
Quite possibly the most inane story I've read all week! You refer to a YEAR old post from the Administration as "proof" that they are pushing a false fact, THEN proceed to qualify the falseness with facts that do little to discredit the 1 in 5 number.
Actually it is a tried and true Conservative tactic...
Or to be even more specific about what Mr. Obama ACTUALLY said, here you go (now I understand his mentioning of Iraqi Personal Responsibility doesn't make sense to you all on the right, because Personal Responsibility is a foreign concept to you:) 21 Oct 2011 THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end -- for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq. And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops. Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security. A few hours ago I spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. I reaffirmed that the United States keeps its commitments. He spoke of the determination of the Iraqi people to forge their own future. We are in full agreement about how to move forward. So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.
Even more Ironic, Obama in October 2002 Speech: “I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaida. I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.” Too bad he wasn't in office when the NeoCon brigade was making up the WMD issue and sending us down this $4 TRILLION path!!!
What an idiot! "Obama's Economy has created 110,000 jobs for millenials since 2007??? Sunshine, wake up! Mr. Obama took the Oath of Office for his first term January 20, 2009! So yes, if you subtract the millions of jobs lost from Jan 2007 - Dec 2008, during the Bush Administration as Obama's fault, then you've got a point...Delusional and partisan, but a point.
Ireland had the third biggest deficit in the EU last year at 8.2%, new figures from Europe show today. Spain's deficit stood at 10.6%, while the Greek deficit was 9% last year. A total of 17 member states had deficits higher than 3% of GDP, today's figures show. Fifteen member states recorded in improvement in their deficits last year compared to 2011, while 12 reported a growing deficit and one remained stable. The lowest deficits were seen in Estonia and Sweden (-0.2%), Luxembourg (-0.6%) and Bulgaria (-0.8%). Germany achieved a government surplus of 1% last year. The Eurostat figures also showed Ireland had the fourth largest debt to GDP ratio last year at 117.4%. The figure measures a country's borrowings in proportion to the size of its economy. Imagine that, Germany the land of Unionized workers and the highest per capita wages in the world had a SURPLUS! How can that be given the daily "support the upper class" rhetoric of the GOP??? Even crazier, while we continue to have yearly trade deficits, Germany continues to have yearly trade surpluses! Apparently Unionization, high wages and higher taxation do not have the catastrophic affect that the Corporate right spoon feeds you all. Now go celebrate that America, once the land of GM and GE as our largest Employers has been replaced by Walmart as the largest US employer....Sad.
Interesting...From NewsMax... Eaton, a 101-year-old Cleveland-based maker of components and electrical equipment, announced in May that it planned to acquire Dublin, Ireland-based Cooper Industries, another electrical-equipment maker. Eaton will keep its factories, offices and other operations in the United States...SO, this $8M + a year CEO is indicating that to avoid paying US taxes, he'll keep all operations in the U.S. just move their Corporate P.O. Box to Ireland to save money. MEANWHILE, Ireland has the 3rd largest Deficit in the EU thanks to their reduction in tax revenue! Oh and isn't it ironic the "high tax, high Unionization highest per capita wages in the world" Germany, the ONLY EU Country to post a Budget Surplus! Man, you people are so gullible! Look at the US economy today, 3 years of RECORD US corporate profits! DOW Jones at a Record level many thought couldn't even be reached (soon to pass 17,000!) more Billionaires and Millionaires than at any time in our history AND more wealth at the Top 1% than anytime in history! So corporations are booming, the wealthy are booming, yet Middle Class is struggling??? What happened to the laws of the Conservative Trickle Down theory in place??? Oh yeah, as David Stockman, Reagan's Budget Director NOW says "the trickle down policies first implemented under Mr. Reagan have proven to be a failure to the US economy and a disaster for the Middle Class."
Interesting that Nixon, Reagan and GW administrations are head and shoulders above the post WWII Presidential Administrations for Indictments, Convictions or Resignations to avoid prosecution!!! So you saying those are the Marxist Presidents? Check for yourself, if you care about facts. BTW, US Corporations set Records for Profits and Cash on hand for the last 3 years. The Wall Street indices, the standard for Capitalism are ALL at record high levels! The Dow is nearing 17,000 when it was at 8,000 the day before Obama took the oath of office! We have record numbers of Billionaires and Millionaires and the Top 1% has more wealth and higher income than at any time in our history!! Is that what you are calling Marxism? this is the seriously delusional part about you partisans on the right, while those of us who make comfortable 6 figures have seen NO impact from the Global economic collapse and housing market collapse, those who feel it the most, continue to back politicians that back policies that enrich the top, while creating a low wage, low price Walmart economy for the lower 80%.
First, the IRS was under the direction of Douglas Shulman, a George W appointee. Lois Lerner, began her career in the Government in 1981 under Reagan and in 2001 moved to the IRS under George W. So that is the first reason why those of us with brains attack the partisan Issa. Number 2, learn critical thinking. Issa instructed the Treasury IG with the following "Go check to see if Conservative groups are being subjected to scrutiny by the IRS." This is what we call SELECTIVE direction. Issa DID NOT,k as he has admitted, direct the IG with INCLUSIVE direction "Go check to see what groups are being subjected to scrutiny by the IRS." Do you understand the difference? SO, after the initial SELECTIVE report, other Congressional members asked for an INCLUSIVE check. LO AND BEHOLD, Liberal Groups were being scrutinized! Credit Counseling groups were being scrutinized! Numerous different groups that COULD be political in nature were scrutinized with the BOLO lists. Terms like "Occupy" and "Progressive" as well as "Medical Marijuana" and "Healthcare reform" were included on BOLO lists. You'd have to be pretty brainless to think these terms are Conservative! BTW, if you truly are about reality, do a check on Bush directing the IRS to see if Tax exempt status could be revoked from All Saints Episcopal Church, Greenpeace and other organizations that opposed the Iraq war...
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